Natalie Kane is enjoying Swede taste of Motocross title success
Loughbrickland's Natalie Kane, three times a British champion, added the Swedish womens' Motocross title to her impressive CV last weekend at the Grand Prix Circuit of Uddelalla in Sweden.
The 23-year-old Route 77 MVRD Honda rider clinched the title in convincing fashion by winning both races.
Delighted Natalie said of her weekend: "The final round was run different to the others, with practice and racing all done over one day. With no qualifying, the gates were picked from your position in the championship. We did have a morning warm up of 20 minutes which I stayed out the whole time to learn the track and get a good flow for it for the races.
"In the opening moto, I only needed two points to take the championship, but I was still feeling pretty nervous and unfortunately made a bad start.
"But I slowly made my way to the front and after a hard battle with Genette Vage, I took the lead with three laps to go.
"With the win came the championship, which was an awesome feeling."
Natalie made no changes for the second moto, and as we have come to expect from the single-minded racer, she went on to take the win.
After the podium celebrations and a perfect double, Natalie commented: "This year has been mixed with a lot of ups and downs, so getting this championship was a great feeling for me.
"This allows me to give something back to all my supporters and sponsors, and I really appreciate all the help and continued support."